What is a Greenpreneur?

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Everyone knows that the environment is a mess, and the government isn’t doing much to correct the situation. That means, it’s up to US – everyday people – to do what we can to make a difference. Fortunately, there are many new jobs that people can jump into, to become America’s new working class: Greenpreneurs.

Perhaps the most visible way to switch gears is to go back to school – many people are choosing online universities – to get a new “green” degree. There are so many avenues to choose from, a quick internet search will give you many ideas. But that’s not the only way to make a great income.

For instance, I recently started working with a company that helps people to replace toxic household products with non-toxic household products. It is a well known fact that the products we use in our homes are poisoning us – causing asthma, cancer, fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autism, and many other illnesses and irreversible conditions. So, by simply switching to non-toxic, you are drastically improving not only the health of your family, but the environment as well! It’s a win-win situation.

That’s just one example of how you can become a Greenpreneur. There are also training centers, where you can learn to build green houses, become an energy auditor, or learn more about our very concerning fresh water situation. You have to ask yourself what you enjoy… this is always the first question you should ask when looking for a new career. What is it that you enjoy? And then, using that as a direction, explore all the possibilities!

As with anything, enthusiasm will open many doors. If you want to bounce some ideas off me, I’d love to hear from you!

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Source by Margaret Montgomery


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My Experience Taking the PTCB Exam

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Test day finally arrived
After months of studying for the Pharmacy Tech exam and a few more procrastinating, it was finally time for me to take it. I arrived at the Pearson Vue testing center early, which gave me time for a few final minutes of reviewing the Top 200 drugs and alligation math. Those were my weakest subjects. After rifling through my study-stack of flashcards, I wandered inside and checked in.

The test center
There were several other people in the lobby, I assume they were there for a variety of other exams. The receptionist asked to see my Authorization To Test letter from the PTCB, then to place my index finger on a scanner and show my state issued ID. After signing a confidentiality form, I received a locker.

The check-in was surprisingly fast. As soon as I put away my wallet and car keys, I pulled the key out of the locker and someone called my name to go back into the testing area. The first stop was the proctor area, which is a glass enclosed room with monitors and a central view of all of the testing cubicles. I was given a calculator, some dry erase paper, pens and disposable ear-plugs. The proctor told me clearly to not erase any scratch paper work. She asked if I was ready, then took me to a testing station.

The computerized test
The computer was super easy to use and the buttons and menus were plain and straightforward. The fonts were easy to read and pleasant to look at. The test questions were multiple choice with four options just like I had read about on the PTCB website. There was a time remaining clock discreetly placed in the corner and another screen which you could see how many you had completed. The program that administers the exam is well put together.

My strategy
My strategy going in was to go through all of the questions and do the easy ones first. The plan seemed to work good for me and I felt more ready when it was time to dig into the tougher questions. There were a lot of questions which I totally did not expect, but then I remembered that ten of the questions are experimental and don’t even count. I got done with about 20 minutes to spare, which I used to re-calculate all of my math problems. Good thing too, because it revealed some that I had not deciphered the wording correctly and had initially answered wrong. With less than a minute left, I clicked the finish button.

Same day pass/fail results
The screen went blank for a few seconds, and then another screen popped up that said “Pass”. What a relief. The whole process took about two and a half hours, yet seemed like it passed instantly. Although I knew I’d passed that day, my scores and certificate arrived about two weeks later. They showed up in a big white envelope via snail mail.

The pharmacy Tech test is not easy, but I can tell you that having some strategy in mind will help immensely with test anxiety. The very best strategy, of course is to study a Pharmacy Technician Training program and be prepared.

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Source by Keith B Nelson


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A Typical Day in the Life of a Freight Broker

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Freight brokers act as intermediaries by arranging for the transportation of cargo between shippers and motor carriers. The freight broker then receives a commission for his or her matchmaking skill. Freight brokers are also known as truck brokers, transportation brokers, property brokers and 3rd party intermediaries.

While the business concept in freight brokering is very simple, there are many details and procedures that need to be mastered. The broker needs to know what to do, when to do it, how to do it, why it’s being done and with whom to do it. Since this is a service-oriented business, it only makes sense to learn the multitude of demands and requirements. Especially in light of the fast-paced environment that becomes more and more common.

While actual “on the job” experience is the best teacher, formal training by qualified individuals helps pull everything into perspective for the beginning broker. As a result, the new broker strikes out on a note of confidence.

Having said this, let’s take a look at a typical day in the life of a freight broker.

After the freight broker has placed many prospecting phone calls and contacted as many current potential shippers as possible, he or she should have perhaps 20, 30, 40 or more shippers in their database. The initial information that each broker will collect will be general in nature: what type of cargo is the shipper shipping, where are the normal pick up and deliver points, what kind of truck is required and so on.

1. With this information on hand, the broker will want to start asking for the order by placing phone calls to shippers early in the morning – perhaps from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This is when most shippers are putting the final touches on their needs. Basically, the broker is asking if the shipper is looking for any trucks on that particular day.

If the answer is “No”, the broker goes on to the next and the next. At some point, the broker hits a “hot” one (or several) and that’s when the action begins.

After the broker has “proved” him or herself, the shipper will actually initiate calls to the broker instead of the broker always calling the shipper. And the shipper may want to work more proactively by looking for trucks 3-5 days out instead of just on a day-by-day basis.

2. The next step is to take the order from the shipper. The shipper will go into detail on what is required. Any uncertainties that the broker has should be cleared up immediately. It’s imperative that the broker communicates the correct information to each caller when they start calling in.

3. Then the broker will either work up an estimate of what rate is needed and they’ll get back with the shipper; or the broker will ask the shipper what they want to pay. After some calculations the freight broker will come up with an amount that they will offer to the truck. The ideal starting point is to get at least a 10% profit margin on each load.

4. The next step is to post these loads on the internet loading boards. There are numerous loading boards where loads are posted as well as searches for trucks that may be done.

5. After these loads have been posted, the broker will then go to his or her database of available trucks. The broker will then call each carrier to see if they have a truck available. In the meanwhile, the broker may be receiving incoming calls from individuals who are responding to the posts on the loading boards.

6. At some point, the broker is looking for the driver or dispatcher who will say, “Yes, I want the load”. Sometimes the broker will not find a truck. This is not like shooting fish in a barrel; however, with experience and by earning repeat business, the broker will “cover” more and more loads.

7. After the broker gets the “Yes” from the carrier, he or she then immediately calls the shipper to tell them that the load is “covered”.

8. The broker will then fax their set up package to the carrier. While the carrier is processing the papers, the broker will check out the carrier to make sure the carrier is properly authorized and insured. This is done either on the internet or telephone.

9. The last item sent to the carrier is the “confirmation”. The carrier should immediately sign and date this document and fax it back to the broker.

10. Once the broker has this confirmation on hand, the broker will want to call the truck driver if the driver himself hasn’t called the broker. The details of the load are then given to the driver along with any instructions. For example, the broker will ask the driver to call when they get loaded and when they get empty or if there is any problem. The broker will also ask the driver to call in at least every morning if it is a multi-day trip. These are important requirements that each broker should be ready to enforce and penalize if there is a blatant disregard by the driver.

11. After the load is delivered and the carrier has reported back to the broker, the broker will want to call the shipper to let them know of the status.

12. Any problems on delivery which may include missing pieces or damaged cargo should be dealt with between the shipper and carrier. Sometimes the broker will intervene; however, the broker is never liable for any damage or missing pieces unless the broker is negligent.

13. Lastly, with the load delivered safely and in a timely fashion, the broker is ready to do the process over and over again.

While this routine may seem casual and boring at times – this is hardly the truth. Most of the time the broker will experience smooth going. However, there will be times when problems will arise. Late deliveries, failure of the carrier to pick up a load, damaged cargo or missing pieces, long delays in picking up or delivering cargo – all of these need to be dealt with by the broker.

It is impossible to avoid problems, but it is possible to stay alert and ready to deal with problems proactively. If the broker works hard and works smart for the shipper, if the broker deals honestly with the truck and pays them on time – the broker is well on his or her way to a successful venture.

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Source by John D. Thomas


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Staff Development Options


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Staff development is defined as the improvement of the knowledge and skills of employees within an organization by providing them with training.

Organizations that invest in staff development have found that it improves efficiency, improves productivity, ensures the continuation of institutional knowledge, reduces turnover, reduces costs, improves employee morale, and increases employee job satisfaction. Staff development may also give the organization greater scheduling flexibility and may lead to operational improvements.

Staff development can take many forms, as the following tables illustrate:

Staff Development Conducted within the Organization

Mentoring

A deliberate pairing of a more skilled/experienced person with a less skilled/ experienced one, with the mutually agreed goal of having the latter grow and develop specific job competencies or organizational knowledge.

Job Shadowing

Working with another employee who might have a different job in hand, might have something to teach, or can help the person shadowing him or her to learn new aspects related to the job, organization, certain behaviors or competencies.

Job Rotation

Employees are moved between two or more jobs in a planned manner. The objective is to expose the employees to different experiences and develop a wider variety of skills to enhance job satisfaction and to cross-train them.

Committee Assignments

Cross-department committees work on a particular assignment either permanently or on a temporary basis.

Training Programs

Formal skill-building learning sessions in classroom workshops sponsored by the organization.

Staff Development Conducted within the Organization

Special Teams or Task Forces

Cross-department teams formed for a special purpose of working on any specific project or finding a solution to a very critical problem.

E-Learning Programs

Training modules available through an online learning system.

Leadership Development Programs

A series of leadership programs for selected employees with leadership potential. This may consist of scheduled formal training programs as well as a work project assignment to address an organizational issue.

Brown Bag/Lunch and Learn Sessions

Training provided during lunch hours. Employees bring their own lunches to the meeting

Book Discussion Groups

Groups of people who meet regularly to discuss books that all the members have read.

Staff Development Conducted at the Job

On-the-Job Training

One-on-one training located at the job site, where someone who knows how to do a task shows another how to perform it.

Job Enrichment

Assigning additional responsibility normally reserved for higher level employees.

Cross-Training

Teaching an employee who was hired to perform one job function the skills required to perform other job functions

Stretch Assignment

A project or task given to employees which is beyond their current knowledge or skill level that places them into uncomfortable situations in order to learn and grow.

Peer Coaching

Two or more employees work together to reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and build new skills; share ideas; teach one another; conduct research; or solve problems in the workplace.

Staff Meetings

Staff learn from each other. Brief skill-building sessions can be built into the staff meeting time.

Staff Development Conducted Outside of the Organization

Sabbatical

An extended period of leave, often one year long, taken by an employee in order to carry out projects not otherwise associated with the employee’s job. The employer may pay some or all of the wages that would have been otherwise earned or some or all of the expenses incurred.

Action Learning

Small groups of colleagues meet over time to tackle real problems or issues in order to get things done; reflecting and learning with and from their experience and from each other as they attempt to change things.

Professional Associations

Opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills as well as learn how other organizations handle similar issues at conferences and regular meetings.

Academic Programs

Degree or non-degree programs. Some organizations bring an instructor onto the worksite and provide time off with pay for employees to attend. Others provide a stipend to support employees who gain accreditation in skills useful to the organization.

Volunteering

Employers contribute pro bono staff time, professional skills, and company resources to local organizations.

Some offer employees time off to volunteer during the work day. Others coordinate days of service for their staff to work together on large group projects.

Self-Directed Learning

Employees take the initiative to diagnose their learning needs, formulate learning goals, and identify human and material resources for learning.

TED Talks

Twenty-minute educational videos created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference or one of its many satellite events around the world

Internet Resources

Online educational programs.

What staff development options does your organization provide? Are there any others I should have included?

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Source by Deborah Laurel

Forced Entrepreneur


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The current recession is still on despite claims of recovery. President Obama recently spoke at the White House and quoted the Department of Labor which estimated that US citizens have lost 3.6 million jobs since recession began.

For most losing a job is a calamity and yet there are some who handle this setback better. The great American spirit of survival seems to exist in them. They look for alternatives to make a livelihood and to live well. They may not have opted out of their jobs, but they certainly can deal with it.

How do they manage it? Are their prepared for it? What’s their gameplan?

Forty eight year old Bob Carlos was expecting a promotion as the Vice President of his company. He was unprepared for the recession and it hit him below the belt. Carlos reeled but rallied back to life. It’s then that he decided to do what he enjoyed most in life- sail. Soon he started using his knowledge to train others and to lead small excursions. Bob Carlos now leads a full life enjoying his job. He is making money in a way he never dreamt of. He now has plans to expand online and increase the scope of his customers.

Bob relied on his talent and expertise to pull his new found business through. Through a well planned strategy he started organizing camps and workshops and hired more people.

Bob Carlos was not an entrepreneur by choice. He was a forced entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship is the ONLY way you can beat the current situation. No one’s hiring, no one’s extending much credit, no one cares; and you need the money and an occupation to keep you going.

More and more Americans are turning to this solution. The number of non-employer firms has risen steadily in this decade, from 16.5 million in 2000 to an estimated 21.1 million in 2007. So now’s the time to go back to your core competency. To improve your skills that have been neglected over the years. You may steer away from the specific job or branch that you were into or use those skills to help others.

Many people are making the recession a blessing in disguise to hone their talent and skills, to spend time with family and community, and to get connected to themselves all over again!

All you need is

– An exemplary skill set

– An eye for detail

– Ability to plan

– Lot’s of enthusiasm.

Wait- Before you chuck your job and set out to challenge your skills there something you must know.

According to the SBA – an estimated 637,100 new employer firms began operations in 2007 and 560,300 firms closed that year.

“Two-thirds of new employer establishments survive at least two years, 44 percent survive at least four years, and 31 percent survive at least seven years, according to a recent study. “

These results were constant for different industries. Firms that began in the second quarter of 1998 were tracked for the next 28 quarters to determine their survival rate. Of special interest, the research found that businesses that survive four years have a better chance of surviving long term. After the fourth year, the rate of firm closings declines considerably.

Earlier research has found that the major factors in a firm’s survivability include an ample supply of capital, being large enough to have employees, the owner’s education level, and the owner’s reason for starting the firm.

So where do you begin. Start with your heart and move on to brains.

I. Take a mental printout of these five attitude steps

– Start small if you want to but start today.

– Do not be afraid to fail.

– Everything in life is a learning experience to make a better you

– Enjoy what you do

– Find opportunities on the way.

II. Next start with your entrepreneurship plans. Ask yourself the following questions and write them down

– Your best skills

– Your strengths

– What you enjoy most

– Five years on what you would like to be

– The objective of your business

III. Next jot down opportunities associated with each skill

– Start with broad, get to specific

– Use the internet to search for opportunities. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll find

– Try to identify at least three opportunities

Now you will broadly know what you want to do or think that you know what you would like to work on.

IV. Time to get your brains into action

– Start to plan how will start the business

– Take into account the costs, time, demographic structure and ROI period

– Think of the area of your business

– Try to find a niche

If you follow this step you’ll identify the most suitable business to start with.

V. Time for research

The strategy for research will depend on your line of skill sets and the opportunity for them. Here it might be time for some expert advice especially if you are a bit shaky. You can either hire an expert to do it or do it yourself. Be thorough and explore all possibilities and start building a strategy.

VI. Strategy Time

If you are starting for the first time, ask an expert. There are lots of experts online who are willing to give away a few minutes of free consultation. Make most of it.

Opportunities

Opportunities for online entrepreneurship are galore; everyone seems to be moving online and finding a niche.

You can become an infopreneur by packaging your knowledge and selling it. The methodology may vary, but the objective will be to sell.

You have to simply decide a topic. It can be anything. Knowledge from your previous work/business experience, a hobby, passion or anything that interests you; even your grandma’s recipe!

Success stories need

1. Diligent Planning

2. Strategic Information

3. Goal Setting

4. Innovation

5. Contemporary Methods

6. Visibility

7. Good Customer Relationship

8. Identification of Opportunities

9. Sheer Hard Work

If you are one of those who think you have nothing special, I’m just an ordinary person with no skills or talents there are opportunities for you too. All you need to have is a website. From that website you can find affiliate opportunities, make ad money, manage content or sell products by partnering with drop shippers.

If still in doubt ask the expert.

Copyright (c) 2009 Ajay Prasad

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Source by Ajay Prasad

Gen Z Is All About The Gig Economy


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In 2017 we are a year closer in welcoming Gen Z into the workplace. Millennials (Gen Y) have already established a secure spot and are leading the show, they will now need to equip themselves to head the novice.

With this shift in the generation, HR will need to begin its groundwork to embrace the new wave of staffing from the true digital natives (Gen Z). Gen Z is always in constant touch with the digital world and it is quite impossible to isolate them. This new alliance with fresh talent doesn’t come all that easy. Recruiters have to look at the on-boarding of this Generation as a possible organizational disruption and restructure business operations and administration to best engage the post-millennials.

The contemporary job market sees recruitment teams and managers hiring more contingent workers. In 2015, a study by Ardent’s research underlined the fact that by 2017 nearly 45% of the world’s workforce would be contingent workers. The traits Gen Z carries manifests the fact that they are already being influenced by the gig economy of independent contractors, freelancers, consultants and advisors.

Some particularities that set Gen Z apart from the rest and directs their preference towards the gig economy are:

• Individuality:

Individuality and the urge to standout come inherently with this Generation. They seek jobs that best fits them and would not settle down for anything less. An unsatisfactory job means moving on to the next.

• Multi-tasking:

With uncertainty always enclosing Gen Z, they are prone to change and with that comes the ability to overcome distractions and the skill to multi-task efficiently. The capacity to work concurrently means more hands on experience with multiple projects and a wider portfolio to exhibit.

• High Expectations:

Gen z is innate modernizers with an inquisitive nature to learn and explore. Job satisfaction is more than just the paycheck they take home, it’s about comfort, work environment and organizational flexibility. Such an outlook could be the reason why this Generation prefers freelancing or work from home, as they can work on their own terms and at their own time convenience.

• Travel Buffs:

Gen Z is global, they are incessant with their worldly connect. Keenness to explore and travel make them more open to jobs across the globe and are always ready to relocate.

• Tech Savvy:

With constant up-gradations and being surrounded by digital devices all the time, Gen Z is very much Tech Savvy. They have the internet at their fingertips and learning has become effortless. They can adapt easily and are very agile.

The time available now is inadequate and just around the corner, we have a bunch of determined individuals who are hoping to make the world a better place. It now lies on the shoulders of HR to do their homework and analyze the capacity and the possibilities Gen Z would bring into this hyper-competitive job market.

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Source by Aarathi Bhattaram

Useful Tips for Current and Aspiring FBI Agents

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is not only one of the more prominent law enforcement agencies in the US but is also among the most respected in the world. Established in 1908, the agency uses various forensic techniques to analyze crimes. The immortalization of the FBI in contemporary culture including many Hollywood movies has seen many young people aspire for positions in this federal agency.

As with any job, the likelihood of having a successful career is largely hinged on the amount of information one has as to the workings of the industry. The following are some of the tips both aspiring and current FBI agents must familiarize themselves with.

Know the minimum entry requirements:

Before you are accepted, prepare to undergo a string of assessments, background checks and interviews that you must pass. If you are applying to join the FBI, remember that the agency has two types of entry level jobs: support staff and special agent.

Know the different roles at the bureau:

Being a special agent is admittedly one of the more prominent and likely more exciting jobs in the FBI. Aside from educational and experience requirements, to become an effective FBI agent you need to be in excellent physical shape. Part of the job will demand pursuing the bad guys. In addition, you may be called upon to physically defend yourself in the course of duty. This is why new agents are taught both self-defense techniques as well as firearm training. The FBI places so much importance on such training that it has developed a training town known as Hogan’s Alley. In Hogan’s Alley, agents can practice what they have learned in class in simulated real world crime situations.

Though most people are somewhat familiar with the role of FBI agents, the FBI is not only made up of special agents. Behind the scenes are the support staff that play a big role in catching criminals. This group consists of experts in different fields including scientists, cryptologists, analysts, fingerprint experts, linguists, computer technicians, engineers and even writers. Together they use their skills to analyze crime scene data that can subsequently be used during prosecution.

Prepare for FBI training:

FBI training is an eighteen week long program that prepares agents for field operations and life as an agent. Carried out at the bureau’s Academy in Quantico, Virginia, agents undergo defense training, firearm management, police science and personal fitness. Plan to excel during this training as it will not only place you in better position to advance faster through the ranks, but it also makes you better prepared for life threatening situations.

Day to day duties of an agent:

Before an agent can go into the field, they must first review case files for every crime they will be investigating. FBI agents work in close partnership with other law enforcement officers meaning that the cases they are investigating may already have compiled information in case files held by another law enforcement arm of government. For an FBI agent to thrive in their role, they must be prepared to examine crime scenes, interrogate suspects and witnesses as well as consult with subject matter experts.

It is hard to cover everything you need to know to become a successful Federal Bureau Investigation agent in a short article as this. I would encourage you to do more research on the internet.

Note: Please feel free to reprint or republish this article. The only requirement is that the links be live links.

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Source by Kenneth Echie


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Police Exam Sample Math Question – Get Practice Police Test Math Questions


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There are 8 main components on the civil service police exam. One of the eight that seems to be a problem for most applicants is the math section. Don’t get me wrong some recruits sail through this section without a hitch, but many fail miserably. If you are not strong in mathematics, I recommend sites like math.com to help you brush up.

The good thing is you can find various sites on the internet to help improve your math. Now if you decide to invest in a police exam study guide you’ll get practice math questions as well as a detailed review on the other 7 components of the police test.

Here’s a sample police exam math problem, Example Mathematics Question:

The members of the traffic enforcement division issued the following citations during a recent six-day period.

Officer Millett issued 33 citations.

Officer Rodgers issued 108 citations.

Officer Smith issued 40 citations.

Officer Bryd issued 24 citations.

How many citations were issued by the two traffic enforcement officers writing the most citations for this time period?

(A) 143

(B) 75

(C) 134

(D) 148

The answer is D. 108 + 40 = 148.

The mathematics section of the police officer test is not very difficult, but it can be if you don’t follow instructions. The real reason why some candidates fail this section is not because they can’t add or subtract. Applicants fail because of not following instructions properly. That’s why it is so vital to read the instructions thoroughly before selecting your answer.

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Online Voting – Pros and Cons

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Weigh the pros and cons, and then you decide if voting should be online.

Pros:

1. Accessibility- Vote from home, schools, libraries. No excuses why you couldn’t vote because of the weather, time of day, or other reasons.

2. Secure- Americans bank, re-new vehicle registration, fill out Federal and local tax forms, apply for student loans, and shop online. There is online stock trading, and social networking. Today’s encryption software is more secure than voting machines.

3. No interference with any candidate influences or tampering with votes around the polling centers.

4. Voters’ participation- Voting would increase dramatically because of convenience.

5. Large savings for communities- Staffing voting booths, supplying expensive machines, and using security around polling booths can be another drain on a local economy.

6. Eliminate using schools, and firehouses as polling locations. This can be disrupting to their schedules.

7. Eliminate waiting- Long lines, during Presidential elections, turn some voters away.

8. Consistent voting- Local and state elections will have good turnouts, where previously the non-presidential election turnouts were low.

9. Votes would be tallied in “real time”. We would not have to wait hours for the votes to come in from various states.

10. Americans could vote from anywhere in the world via computer. No more paper absentee ballots.

11. No more absentee ballots from senior citizens who are unable to travel to polling booths. They could vote from home, or use a relative’s laptop in a hospital or nursing home.

12. Voting methods are not standardized across the nation, and this creates distrust for the voting process, so many people just don’t vote. Remember the 2000 election?

13. Many Americans are apathetic about voting because they think that their vote doesn’t matter. Younger Americans were weaned on computers, so voting online would seem natural for them and they are more likely to vote.

14. Americans have become more trusting using computers for their daily tasks, as are companies and entrepreneurs who do business online.

15. Internet voting systems have gained popularity and have been used for government elections and referendums in the United Kingdom, Austria, Estonia, France, Japan and Switzerland as well as municipal elections in Canada. Voters are given a user ID and password.

Cons:

1. Voting online would upset the local polling booth committees, and voting machine companies.

2. Americans, who don’t use computers, will need technical support and access to local libraries’ computers and distrust putting personal information on a computer.

There are more positives than negatives. Doesn’t it make sense to vote online? If we trust our computers for banking, register our vehicles and purchase online, complete our taxes with personal information, complete student loan applications, then we should be able to trust a program allowing us to vote online. We are free to pursue our unalienable rights assigned to us by our Constitution. Should we contact our local and State Representatives and Senators to bring this issue to Congress for future referendum on the ballot? Should we vote online or not?

Get out and vote in our next election, and support our candidates in the voting method we have. Someday, we may be able to vote online. To keep America a democracy, we must vote… regardless of the means.

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Source by Mary Bogin


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Pick Up Money With a Truck

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There are many ways one can use his/her pick-up truck to earn a lot of extra cash. Some of it is easier than you think and doesn’t require extra logic.

To start, let us first understand what a pick-up truck is used for. A pick-up truck is commonly known as a utility vehicle. Because of its capacity to carry more objects than your regular car, it also gains the advantage of being an ideal vehicle for loads of sorts.

A pick-up truck can be good for carrying objects from one place to another with much ease. From this you can obtain many ideas of making money by placing your pick-up truck for rent.

Soon you can pick out the possibilities and can determine the needs of your community, like using your pick-up truck to be rented as a:

Vehicle for Moving – Many people are cost cutting and find it cheaper to hire a smaller company to help them move. Given that the stuff are enough to fit your truck. It is a more practical way than hiring a professional moving company for just a few things.

Vehicle towing – You can maximize your pick-up truck’s use by starting a towing company, you can start small and look out for possibilities of towing services, and if it works out for you, you may soon be able to expand this business opportunity.

Scrap Metal – In your local scrap yard, you can ask around for the prices on steel, copper, aluminum and be surprised how much it can earn you.

The average is $10 for every 100 pounds of steel. The average price for aluminum is around $0.70 per pound. Copper is about $2.50 per pound. You can search around your neighborhood for metals that are unused or available to anyone. Make sure that it isn’t anyone’s property so ask around. By using magnets, you can make your work easier by segregating the metals.

As you haul your finds in your truck be sure to secure them as to keeping them intact and preventing the risk of endangering your and other people’s safety.

As you embark on your money making adventure with your pick-up truck, you must always remember some of these things that should help boost your revenue:

Advertise! – Put up signs, let family and friends know and ask them to pass it on.

Use the internet wisely – Whether to research, to inquire or to post about your new business be sure that you obtain the right information and give it out as accurately.

Always be law conscious – When you think it’s illegal, chances are it is. So don’t risk your reputation on this. It isn’t worth it.

If you’re in doubt consult legal advice and like any rule taught, never sign anything that you don’t understand or haven’t read. It will save you a whole lot of trouble with authorities and will give you more time to think of better ways to earn money using your pick-up truck!

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Source by Mika Hamilton


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